Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Crime

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When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.


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11 February 2004 | glgioia
Power of the Pen
As well received as it is, I don't think this film gets the credit its due. It is quite literally the first of the modern scripts, utilizing actual writing and making it as key to the experience as the actors. Its not cliche in this instance to say its not whats being said thats so funny, but how it is being said. By fully exploiting the heretofore under utilized treasure that is American English, the Coens reintroduced mainstream cinema to the screenplay. The rest is pretty damn good too. Its affably off kilter like every Coen venture, Cage and even Hunter are superb, the supporting cast even better. Must see.

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Release Date:

17 April 1987



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Superior, Arizona, USA

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,240 15 March 1987

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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